August Institute

August Institute

Monday, August 8, 2011

Opening Keynote

 Trends, Tactics & Tools for 21st Century Learning

 Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt grew up in poverty and his family moved a lot, always staying a step ahead of the ramifications of his father's behavior. He had the opportunity to witness education around the country He collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public school and spent summers leading creative, adventure camps for kids for 17 years. For the past three years he has hosted a creative learning site called ArtSnacks  ( where he shares 150+ ten minute drawing videos that support standards curriculum. He currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist at ESSDACK, an educational service center based in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Kevin Honeycutt talked about trends, tactics and tools for 21st century learning.  One of the biggest messages I got from his presentation is that with all of the new tools that we are constantly bombarded with, relationships are still the most important aspect of teaching and learning.  He stressed that empowerment comes from being trusted to attack learning according to your strengths.  Students want (and need) choices.  He also suggested to teacher that they should first make it personal, then make it professional.

Mr. Honeycutt is passionate about meeting the needs of at-risk learners and he work with kids in juvenile detention, teaching them art while developing approaches to re-engage the ""lost"" learner. " He was a dynamic speaker and he brought his personal life experience and a sense of humor to the mission of helping prepare 21st century learners!

Podcast of Opening Keynote - Kevin Honeycutt

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